We have all suffered from hot, red, sore and peeling skin after being outside during the hot summer days and soaking up too much exposure from the sun. Sunburn can definitely put a downer on your summer spirit/vibes. For my regular readers you will know that I have a passion and interest in Alternative Remedies and I like to consider and try them out first, so I wanted to share with you 4 Natural Sunburn Remedies that I have come across that may be helpful to you. Remember that Sunburn usually takes up to seven days to get better so if your suffering with sunburn now then I hope these natural remedies will help to ease the pain and discomfort in the meantime. If you haven’t got sunburn at the moment these remedies are definitely ones to keep in mind and remember for the future in readiness.
- It is a well known fact that the Aloe Vera Plant has been used to soften skin and heal it due to it’s moisturising and soothing properties. Aloe Vera Plant has been used for centuries so that’s saying something already. Obviously, I’m not saying go out and extract your own Aloe Vera from a plant…But you can get your hands on some Aloe Vera Gel which is very soothing and you can buy this from any good Health and Wellness retailer and apply to your sunburn.
- This will probably be a very surprising one to some but Greek Yoghurt can act as an anti-inflammatory and it helps to soothe and moisturise burnt skin too. This is due to it’s concentration of Probiotics and also Lactic Acid. Greek Yoghurt is super yummy and delicious but it won’t help your sunburn by eating it. It is best used as a type of skincare mask. Apply a plain Greek Yoghurt to your face and body wherever your sunburn is and then rinse off after 15 minutes. Keep doing this daily to moisturise and soothe your sunburn.
- Soak a clean cloth or towel in a mixture of half white vinegar and half water, then apply it over your sunburnt area. White Vinegar has been known to relieve some of the inflammation and pain from sunburn and to also help any infected sunburn.
- It’s very important whilst treating sunburn to also give thought to your skin’s natural pH levels. (They become disturbed from the sun’s UV damage.) To help balance your skin’s pH levels run yourself a lukewarm bath and add half a cup of baking soda. This is also a nice reason to enjoy a relaxing soak and restful moment in your day.
Not all of these Natural Remedies to treat sunburn will be fully successful for all and it’s not a one size fits all approach…find what works best for you and your sunburn by trying these out. I hope you found the sunburn remedies interesting and let me know if you know of anymore down in the comments below, I would love for you to share your natural sunburn remedies.
It’s obviously important to remember to stay safe and sensible during the hot summer days and take care of yourself and your beautiful skin to avoid sunburn in the first place. But if you do unfortunately get it there are some ways in which you can soothe and help ease the pain whilst you do have it.